Specialized Programs

American Sign Language Classes

Instructor:   Dr. Dana Taylor

The next Beginners Sign Language Class will begin THURSDAY,  May 15, 2014.

The BEGINNERS class is held TUESDAY EVENINGS from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for SIX WEEKS.

The enrollment fee is $75.00.

The book we will be using is called Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin. Great for beginners – parents and older siblings of deaf and hard of hearing children and those parents interested in teaching their newborn early communication skills through ASL.   The class is restricted to adults and children 12 years and older.

CLICK LINK for Registration Form ASL Beginners- May 2014

Please call, email, or stop by to pre-register. Also, fill out the ASL Beginners registration form located above and send it or bring it to: 1206 East 66th St. Savannah, GA 31404. Payment is due with registration form. Preregistration is required as class size is limited.

For more information call Savannah Speech and Hearing Center at (912) 355-4601 or email hearingspeech@speechandhearingsav.org

Centralized Interpreter Referral Service

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is pleased to announce a new program – the Centralized Interpreter Referral Service (CIRS). Interpreted situations occur where and when clear, accurate communication needs to take place between a deaf or hard of hearing person and a hearing person. The responsibility of the interpreter is to interpret everything that is said into sign language and to interpret everything that is signed into spoken English. CIRS interpreters serve as facilitators of communication, rendering the message faithfully and conveying both the content and spirit of participants. Please call Hazel Davis at (912) 657-2784 for more information.

Hearing & Speech Screenings for Schools

The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers FREE walk-in speech and hearing screenings every Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Children and adults are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Georgia Southeastern Cleft Lip & Palate Clinic

The Georgia Southeastern Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic has as its main purpose the optimum care and treatment of children born with cleft lip and/or palate. The Clinic was founded in March 1981 and is composed of an interdisciplinary team for the management of problems associated with cleft lip and palate.

The Clinic utilizes many specialists to provide both physical and psychological support, thus promoting normal growth and development.


Plastic Surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat Medical
Psychology/Social Work
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Other Services As NeededReferrals are accepted from physicians and/or medical personnel from within the 24 county southeast Georgia geographical region. The Clinic meets on the third Tuesday of alternate months beginning in February of each year. Ask the staff of the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center for information regarding the Clinic.

Teacher In-Services

Inservices provided by staff speech-language pathologists and audiologists are offered to preschool and school teachers and paraprofessionals. Please contact the Center if you would like to schedule an inservice for your staff.

Hammond for Hope Library

The Hammond for Hope Library is the first and only library for the deaf and hard of hearing in this area. The library contains books, videos, and magazines about deafness and hearing loss which can be a resource for deaf individuals and their families, educators, students, and others who want to learn more about hearing loss and deafness.The library officially opened in May, 1999 and has had many visitors to date. The library is open and free to the public. It is funded by the Hammond for Hope Foundation and through private donations. The library is housed at Savannah Speech and Hearing Center and is staffed by volunteers.

Library Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM